The 2010 Warwick Cup ambassador Laura Geitz with Canning Downs racehorse Cianara.
The 2010 Warwick Cup ambassador Laura Geitz with Canning Downs racehorse Cianara. Eloise Handley

Fashions on track for race season

RACE season is starting early this year, with the face of the Warwick Credit Union Warwick Cup, Australian netballer Laura Geitz, returning to the area.

Ms Geitz, who hails from Allora, took time from a busy training schedule for an afternoon of glitz and glamour to prepare for the prestigious event on October 9 for the second year in a row.

On a trip to Canning Downs, she proved that horse racing and fashion go hand in hand when she was photographed in the latest racing fashions for this season.

Her visit to Warwick kicked off with a trip to Bella de Art for hair and make up treatment by owner Anne-Louise Byrne.

Ever the inspirational athlete, Laura graciously posed for a photo with fan and aspiring netballer, Annelise Ryan, and was more than happy to sign an autograph.

Young Annelise, who plays for the Warwick District Netball Association, was over the moon after meeting her idol when all she expected from her afternoon was a new hairdo.

With hair swept into a stunning up-do and make-up flawlessly applied, Ms Geitz next headed to Classic Dimensions to collect the newest trackside fashion.

Owner of the fashion boutique Robyn Fraser was more than happy to provide Ms Geitz with the dresses for the shoot. Mrs Fraser said we could expect statement pieces to hit the scene this year, especially in headwear.

“I think we will see a lot of short, off-the-shoulder pieces this season,” she said

She said reds, hot pinks and greys would be popular trackside and advised Warwick punters to consider pieces that can be worn with light jackets because of weather.



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